Every now and then we like to highlight a mobile app that we think drivers will find particularly useful. There are more and more apps rolling out that offer a multitude of tools to help drivers get through their day. But when it comes to an app that can really make the driver’s life a little easier, the new myPilot app from Pilot Flying J looks to stand above the rest. In fact, according to Pilot’s website “make your life easier” is precisely what this app is designed to do.
For starters, the app features technology that can show you which fuel lane is most likely to open up next. This means you know which lane is going to get you fueled the quickest right when you pull in. To make this even better, the myPilot app will allow you to begin completing the fuel prompts from your mobile device while you're waiting in line. So once you pull up to the pump you can start fueling right away. You can also save your payment card within the app which will allow it to process payment and apply your loyalty points automatically. Altogether this set of features alone will save you quite a bit of time in the fueling process.
The new app will also store all of your receipts digitally and provides the option to e-mail them to yourself or your company. If you need to track your receipts this feature can save you from a lot of data entry.
If you are still looking for a place to fuel you can check the myPilot app to get real-time fuel prices to see which Pilot or Flying J will get you the most bang for your buck.
But it doesn’t stop there. If you’re looking for a place to park then you are looking for more than just fuel. This app can help you locate the right location for you by showing you all of the available amenities such as showers, premium Wi-Fi, and even food options so you can find whatever you’re in the mood for.
Most important, however, when looking for a place to park is the availability of actual parking space. The parking related features of this app might be what truly push it over the edge to greatness. According to Pilot, with the myPilot app, you can “enjoy the convenience of being able to reserve your parking spot whenever and wherever it is needed most.” It always seems like when you are ready to park, there are always more trucks than spaces, so being able to reserve a space ahead of time can take a big load off of your shoulders when the clock is starting to run down. Pilot also says that the app will soon have the ability to provide real-time parking availability to allow youth review how many spots are open and where. So when you are planning your day you can have confidence in your planned stops and parking availability.
Check out more about the myPilot app and where to download it on Pilot's website.